- the cradle of modern skiing
Jazz lovers flock to New Orleans, Elvis fans gather in Memphis, ski enthusiasts travel
to the little mountain valley of Morgedal. What do they all have in common? The search
for the original…
Sondre Norheim from Morgedal invented free-heel skiing.
Visit the popular ski museum housing a multimedia journey through skiing’s history with special attention paid to the skiing revolution which developed out from Morgedal in the 1850’s.
Displays inside the museum include a big screen pre-show depicting the development of skiing over the last 4000 years, Morgedal in the 1850s, the story about Sondre Norheim, a skimaking workshop, first to the south pole, Norway’s first ski wax factory, Olympic flame history and a wide format 3 screen Telemark ski film that will give you the urge to strap on some skis yourselves!
Innsvingen Café which has an exciting menu of locally produced food and a large
souvenir shop which has an excellent range of gifts and distinctive Norwegian products.
Outside the building the Olympic flame still burns out on the lake.
From the museum it is possible to walk up to Øverbø – the birthplace of Sondre Norheim.